Ministry of Agriculture urges 25 food producers to ensure continuous availability of basic necessities to the population

  • 2020-03-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Ministry of Agriculture (ZM) has called on 25 food producers to ensure the continuity of access to basic foodstuffs and not to raise prices without justification in connection with the spread of the new coronavirus, the ministry informed LETA.

The ministry points out that as information about the increasing incidence of the disease in Europe is spreading, people have started to accumulate food, such as canned food, cereals and others. As a result, there is a shortage of certain foods in certain retail outlets in Latvia.

The letter calls on food producers to pay closer attention to the current changes in demand for commodities and, if necessary, to increase production volumes for the relevant product groups in order to be able to deliver the necessary supplies to retail outlets in Latvia.

The letter was sent to various food companies providing basic necessities to the population of Latvia, including buckwheat, pasta, canned fish, canned meat and water.

The letter was addressed to the following food and beverage producers - Dobeles Dzirnavnieks, Rigas Dzirnavnieks, Dona, Latvijas Maiznieks, Fazer Latvija, Rezeknes Galas Kombinats, Hanzas Maiznica, Laci, Veca Maiznica, Lielezers, Orkla Foods Latvija, Saldus Galas Kombinats, GPU Nakotne, Karavela, Putnu Fabrika Kekava, Brivais Vilnius, Gamma-A, Cido Grup, Venden, Preilu Siers, Rigas Piena Kombinats, Tukuma Piens, Smiltenes Piens, Talsu Piensaimnieks and Balticovo.